Organisations in Action: Competition Between Contexts

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 354 pages
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This original and ambitious work provides a fascinating examination of organizations from both a post-modern and new organizational economics perspective. Combining strategy, international business and organisational theory, it represents a ground-breaking critique of prevailing mainstream modernist theories of organization. Distinctive features include:

* a comprehensive analysis of social and organizational theory
* discussion and exploration of knowledge capitalism
* a critique of core competencies and resource based approaches to strategy, human resource management and organizational behaviour.

In an essential area of study for every business undergraduate and reflective manager, this outstanding book pulls together material which is currently scattered and poorly synthesised, and examines high-profile real-world business examples.

 

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Contents

From modernism to neomodern political economy
17
design rules
37
Structuration domain theory and the realist turn
66
Organisation economics and economic sociology
87
hegemony dependence
109
National innovationdesign systems
133
structural and institutional variations
158
American exceptionalism
180
capabilities and transformative potential
211
Contingent recurrent action patterns and repertoires
230
contested distributed and explacit
249
Morphogenesisstasis
267
Organisational management and zones of manoeuvre
291
Bibliogeaphy
314
Index
339
Copyright

PART 111
204

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Peter A. Clark, S.J., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Theology and Health Administration and of the John McShain Chair in Ethics at St. Joseph's University. He is also an affiliated Scholar-Associate at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, and Bioethicist for the Mercy Health System in Philadelphia.

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